The Travel Technology Show moves to a larger venue and a new slot in the industry calendar next year, as it takes up residence at Earls Court 2 from February 13th - 14th 2007. Centaur Exhibitions is confident that exhibitor numbers are on target to reach 120: a 17 per cent increase on 2006.
But perhaps the biggest change for 2007 is the Travel Technology Show’s educational programme, which is doubling in size.
Event Director Neil Simpson commented: “The seminar programme at last year’s show was phenomenally busy. Travel technology is such a fast-moving industry, that it’s simply not enough to just keep up to speed with progress, you have to be on top of new innovations and applications, too. And that’s why we are launching a more intensive educational programme - we really want to satisfy our visitors’ very real thirst for knowledge.”
The Travel Technology Show is doubling the number of seminar sessions available to visitors from 10 to 20. In 2007, the programme will feature 10 core sessions, which will investigate a wide range of travel technology topics, such as dynamic packaging, travel blogs, online mapping and future trends. In addition to the core ten, the show is introducing five supplementary sessions, which follow on from some of the core topics to explore issues in more depth and complexity.
“We are also launching four ‘zeitgeist’ sessions,” added Neil Simpson. “These sessions are particularly exciting as they will feature high profile businessmen and women exploring, for example, how successful modern business strategies in other industries can be applied to travel. And finally, we are also running a session provided by CIMTIG (Chartered Institute of Marketing Travel Industry Group), which is new to 2007. The plan is to create a programme that really does have something for everyone.”
Travel Technology Show seminar tickets can be bought in advance online at www.traveltechnologyshow.com for £40 per session, a £10 reduction on tickets purchased at the show.
3072 visitors attended the Travel Technology Show in 2006, an increase 23 per cent from the previous year.